Wednesday, September 23

Shakshuka!

Many of you may not be familiar with this Israeli dish, but let me tell you, Israeli or not — you will LOVE this! I grew up on this dish and it was a treat every time my mom made it for brunch. Last year I had it at the famous Dr. Shakshuka restaurant in Tel-Aviv. They served it right out of the skillet and was absolutely amazing. It was even better with toast to soak up every last bit of juice. I decided to make it for dinner tonight as a treat and boy was it a treat! AND it was quick which made it even better. This is definitely a crowd pleaser and easy to double or triple the recipe. Perfect for guests or just yourself!

I forgot to add the basil before I took the picture, so pretend its there. Thanks!

Shakshuka (Serves 2)
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pepper (green or red), sliced
1 can tomatoes, crushed (you can use fresh tomatoes and crush them by hand too)
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
3 eggs (you can use 4 for this recipe, but I only had 3 on hand)
cilantro, basil or parsley for garnish

1 Saute onions until softened. Then add green peppers until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or so.
2 Pour tomatoes and water in the same pan as the veggies. Season with salt and pepper and cumin.
3 Crack egg into a glass and pour directly into the sauce. Proceed with the rest of the eggs, equally distanced from each other.
4 Cover and cook until eggs are set. Garnish with basil cilantro or parsley.

15 comments:

girlichef said...

I have never heard of Shakshuka...but I'd love to try it, it sounds delicious. And look at that dish...the basil ;)...LOL...seriously, looks awesome!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a dish I really like! Yours looks delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Half Baked said...

Never had this dish but it sounds very tasty. will have to try!

Soma said...

The name drew me here in a rush! very interesting recipe.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I made almost this exact dish once, but had no idea it had a name!

Faith said...

This looks so flavorful and healthy! I would love this dish with a slice of crusty bread for dipping!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I've never eaten anything like this! Looks incredibly delicious!

Grace said...

a crowd pleaser? no doubt. this is a human-being pleaser! it's such a lovely and interesting dish--fantastic!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I have never heard of this but boy does it look delicious!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This is a great dish. I remember my dad would make this for us on the weekend. We all loved it.

unconfidential cook said...

It's like an Israeli has--I LOVE it, and can't wait to try.

Olga said...

I've made something similar before not knowing it was an Israeli dish. Comfort food!!!

I was in Israel 9 years ago: loved it.

- Amy said...

ohhh yum! I miss this so much! Looks great

Sweet and Savory said...

I never had this. How did I miss it? I should make it when our Israeli friends visit. That would be a pleasant surprise for them.

Anonymous said...

Actually it's an Egyption dish and shakshuka is an Arabic word.